Each school day, iNK Think Tank’s Nonfiction Minute displays a free original short piece (no more than 400 words) of intriguing nonfiction. These tidbits inspire students to want to learn more about the subject. The audio file of the author reading the selection gives a bonus for struggling readers. The Nonfiction Minute is a perfect way to start the school day by displaying that day’s selection for reading and discussion.
Each NM shows this logo meaning “Transfer to Teaching”, where you can find great ideas for your classroom or discussion with your children.
If you scroll down on the column on the right on the site, you’ll find a list of topics and authors; click on what interests you and the appropriate Minute(s) will show up. The Non Fiction Minute is really for anyone who is interested in learning interesting facts. Here’s a link to the Minutes I have contributed.
Take a look at the Nonfiction Minute to see today’s NM, listen to the author read the post, and search for topics by subject or author. Our NMs cover every curriculum area–science, history, social studies, and the arts. Our authors are all experts in the subject area of minutes they write and do careful research to make sure the content is correct.
Here’s a sample, my NM about the effects of returning wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem.